When I wrote “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” I stayed away from mentioning brand names when I discussed the tools that make up the core kit in the book. Instead of saying, “Buy these brands, and here are their item numbers,” I tried to give readers the information needed to evaluate tools on their own. Despite this approach, several people have requested a list of all the brand names of tools in my chest and for my reasoning why I chose each tool.
Most woodworking projects involve roughing, refining and finishing operations. In this DVD, Chris explores the right tool to use for each stage. He groups tools by which operations they perform. By choosing the right tool at each step, woodworking can be very precise and fast, and the hand tool will often be the most effective choice.